Enhancement Request: "Restricted to: [multiple wards]"

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Enhancement Request: "Restricted to: [multiple wards]"

Postby smconvey » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:59 pm

Similar to the way you can "Hold Ctrl and click to select multiple resources", it would be helpful to be able to restrict times to multiple wards. For example, we have two wards that share the same mutual night. However, we had a ward from another building schedule an event during the shared mutual time. I can't place a restriction because that would limit the time to only one of the two authorized wards. Thoughts?

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Re: Enhancement Request: "Restricted to: [multiple wards]"

Postby drepouille » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:15 pm

Do multiple wards also share the same rooms at the same times? If not, then the restrictions could be set for specific rooms.
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Re: Enhancement Request: "Restricted to: [multiple wards]"

Postby smconvey » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:22 pm

True, but the wards' auxiliaries often don't know far in advance which rooms they'll be using. It would be nice to lock out other wards for the year (via restrictions) and then they can schedule the rooms (via events) as needed -- without having to worry about other wards scheduling the building out from under them.

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Re: Enhancement Request: "Restricted to: [multiple wards]"

Postby drepouille » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:29 pm

Some bishops prefer to coordinate with other wards verbally, I guess. I once asked why a Relief Society event was not on the ward calendar to prevent "other wards scheduling out from under them". The bishop replied that he preferred to contact the other ward leaders directly. That's fine, I suppose, but how do the ward members know when and where ward events will take place? "Facebook"
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Re: Enhancement Request: "Restricted to: [multiple wards]"

Postby russellhltn » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:33 pm

I believe the developers have indicated before that layering restrictions on top of each other should accomplish the same thing - that is if you have a restriction for Ward A on top of a restriction for Ward B, either one can schedule, but Ward C cannot.

However, there was a bug that rendered it such that no ward could schedule it.
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Re: Enhancement Request: "Restricted to: [multiple wards]"

Postby smconvey » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:43 pm

drepouille wrote:Some bishops prefer to coordinate with other wards verbally, I guess. I once asked why a Relief Society event was not on the ward calendar to prevent "other wards scheduling out from under them". The bishop replied that he preferred to contact the other ward leaders directly. That's fine, I suppose, but how do the ward members know when and where ward events will take place? "Facebook"

Wow, that sounds very inefficient to me. I'm glad our stake doesn't work that way. Facebook is sometimes used to reach the youth, but Facebook is a potential privacy nightmare. I find Google+ privacy settings to be much more intuitive and configurable. However, most youth don't check it nearly as often as Facebook.

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Re: Enhancement Request: "Restricted to: [multiple wards]"

Postby smconvey » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:44 pm

russellhltn wrote:I believe the developers have indicated before that layering restrictions on top of each other should accomplish the same thing - that is if you have a restriction for Ward A on top of a restriction for Ward B, either one can schedule, but Ward C cannot.

However, there was a bug that rendered it such that no ward could schedule it.

Seems like there are still quite a few bugs in the calendar. Any clues on the date of the next release?

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Re: Enhancement Request: "Restricted to: [multiple wards]"

Postby russellhltn » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:50 pm

smconvey wrote:Any clues on the date of the next release?


Mark 13:32
The email I got this morning "We don’t have any timing on when that release will be but we are hoping it will be soon."
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